What is Official Languages Day?
Marked for the first time in 2009, the annual observance of Linguistic Duality Day was declared by the former Clerk of the Privy Council to be marked by the Federal Public Service. It takes place on the second Thursday in September every year. In 2022, it was renamed Official Languages Day.
Open to the general public, this timely event features speakers from government and participants from across Canada who will tell us about the best practices supporting official language minority communities and share cultural activities, informative and entertaining videos, and the discovery of the Mauril app. Participants will learn about the latest developments in the modernization of the Official Languages Act and discover how young people and artists in Canada view our official languages.
This event is being organized jointly with the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions, in partnership with the Linguistic Duality Network and other associates.
Official Languages Day kits
for grades 4-8 .
Thank you for your interest in acquiring one of our kits! Celebrating the day of official languages is important for the promotion of dialogue between all Canadians. This kit contains everything that you and your class needs to learn, play, and celebrate together!
In the kit, you’ll find bilingual educational games, prizes, and arts and crafts that all relate back to the theme of official languages day.
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